Category: National

Raj Thackeray and the toll plaza controversy

Toll vandalized at Kolhapur

Raj Thackeray is making news with the toll plazas again with 4 road toll booths vandalized. Earlier this month it was Shiv Sena that torched 3 road toll collection booths. The objective is to disrupt toll collection. They see toll booths as economic crimes by overcharging people, faking accounts to show less profits and continue …

Birbhum tribal gang rape is a mirror of Indian progress

birbhum gang rape courtyard

On the night of 20th January 2013, a young tribal woman was gang raped on the orders of a shalishi sabha (kangaroo court) led by Bolai Murdy, the Morol (tribal village head) a remote Santhal tribe village in the Labhpur police station area, in West Bengal as a punishment for having an affair with a youth from …

Does kicking an idol devalue God? A perspective

Indian Air Force tricolour flag formation flying

Yesterday, as I took my son to by train for his weekly hospital visit, there was a conversation going on between two men sitting near us. I am not sure of the exact context, but they appeared to be discussing the sister of another regular in the reserved compartment for disabled passengers (my son has …

What is anarchy?

delhi police logo

It has been a while that Aam Aadmi Party has been called anarchist. But this word keeps popping up almost every time there are protests large enough to rattle the government, ranging from anti-nuclear protests to the Janlokpal Andolan. Every time protests get loud enough to make accountability inevitable, a few status quoists peddle the …